Tag Archives: Rome

Snowfall at the Basilica

Today the Church celebrates the Dedication of the Basilica of St. Mary Major in Rome. August 5, 2011. (Romereports.com) According to tradition, on the morning of August 5th, back in the year 358, the Esquiline Hill in Rome was completely … Continue reading

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Patron Saint of Deacons

St. Lawrence (or Laurence) of Rome, Deacon and Martyr    My favorite deacon’s first name is Laurence. Heh. That is probably why he received nearly 100 St. Lawrence holy cards for his ordination. St. Lawrence  was a deacon of the Church … Continue reading

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Martyrs of The Church of Rome

Today we honor the Christians who were martyred during Nero’s reign. From an Irish Catholic website: The fire of Rome under Nero 64 AD In July of 64 AD, more than half of Rome was destroyed by fire. Rumour blamed … Continue reading

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